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1,200 for Upper Nithsdale areas Christmas Lights - 13th October 2015

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Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) are delighted to announce a joint donation totaling £1,200 towards the Kirkconnel and Kelloholm and Sanquhar Christmas Events 2015.

The Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Christmas Event will be held this year on Friday 27th November 2015. The popular event will feature free fairground rides for children which CWL’s funding has provided. Also on the night there will be a children’s entertainer, local stalls, refreshments and an appearance from the main man himself Santa in his wintery grotto! The Christmas lights will be switched on this year by the Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Gala Queen. Cllr John Syme (Dumfries & Galloway Council Upper Nithsdale ward) stated that “The main aim of the Kirkconnel and Kelloholm Christmas lights steering group is to provide family entertainment and maintain a social event that has been a great success over the last few years. We have always aimed to provide as many free kiddies attractions as possible. The fairground rides have always been very popular and I am delighted that Community Windpower have kindly sponsored the free kids fairground rides for this year’s event.”

The Sanquhar Christmas Event will be held on Saturday 28th November at the tollbooth car park and will feature a clown, silver band, pipe band, school choir, rainbows choir and Santa in his grotto! The Head Girl and Head Boy from Sanquhar Academy will be switching the lights on. Ronnie Johnstone (Treasurer of Sanquhar Community Council) stated that “On behalf of the Sanquhar Community Councils Christmas Light Switch on committee I would like to thank your team at Community Wind farms for your continued support to Sanquhar by giving us £600 towards the event. The money will enable us to purchase extra external lighting and make a special Santa's Grotto which will be decorated by pupils from Sanquhar Academy.”

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